Karada Sagashi Horror Manga Gets Net Anime on Production I.G's 'Vertical Anime' App

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
App delays launch plans to May or later

Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website and app revealed on Friday that author Weizard and illustrator Katsutoshi Murase's Karada Sagashi (Body Search) manga is getting an anime adaptation on Production I.G's Tate Anime (Vertical Anime) app this summer.

Weizard and Murase launched the manga in September 2014, and Shueisha will publish the 13th compiled volume on May 2.

The manga is based on Weizard's cellphone novel of the same name, which launched on the Keitai Shōsetsu Noichigo site in 2013. The novel centers on Asuka, a high school student who sees the apparition of a dead student named Haruka, asking Asuka to find her body. As the story progresses, Asuka and her friends attempt to find the eight scattered pieces of Haruka's corpse in the school, and learn more about the Red Person that is hunting them as they do so. The Red Person hunts students who are alone at school to kill them, and until they exit the school gates, the Red Person will keep appearing before them. When the Red Person kills a student, it scatters the student's body into eight pieces, and tasks another person to find the pieces in the school. If Asuka fails to find Haruka's body, the day will keep repeating and she and her friends will keep dying until they do.

The official website for the Tate Anime app now lists that the app will launch in May or later. The app was originally scheduled to launch in April.

The official website for the Tate Anime app is listing nine streaming titles, but hasn't yet revealed if all the titles would be new anime. Other confirmed anime that will stream on the app include the anime adaptations of NTT Plala's Lunatan ~Kyojin Luna to Chitei Tanken! game, Gamu's Africa no Salaryman (Businessmen in Africa) manga, Takana Yukue's T-Sensei manga, and jin's Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General manga.

The website for the app states it plans to add more works in the future. The app will offer short (about three-minute) anime that will update every weekday, and each series will have 10 episodes. The new anime will be presented vertically for smartphones. The app is aimed at people who do not have time to watch television or do not own a television.

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